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MV Agusta Teases 2013 Brutale 1090 Line-up – Video
MV Agusta released a video teasing its three-bike four-cylinder 2013 Brutale lineup. Joining the Brutale 675 in MV Agusta‘s naked streetbike offerings will be the Brutale 1090cc, the Brutale 1090R and the Brutale 1090RR (pictured above).
The base model MV Agusta Brutale 1090cc will replace the 920 version that was offered in 2012, which shouldn’t be a surprise with the launch of the 675 version this year. With the new F3-based 675cc three-cylinder model in the lineup, it made little sense for MV Agusta to continue offering a 920 as well as a 1090. By dropping the 921cc version, MV Agusta can better streamline its operations by offering two Brutale engines.
In previous years, the Brutale 1090 models used 1078cc four-cylinder engines. For 2013 however, it looks like the 1090 models will actually use 1090cc engines, if the Brutale 1090cc name offers an accurate indication.
All three 1090 models will come equipped with Marzocchi forks and radial-mount Brembo calipers and ten-spoke wheels. The Brutale 1090cc (pictured directly above) features a blacked-out engine. It’s not clear at this point what upgrades the 1090R (below) and 1090RR add, though we do note the integrated turn signals in the mirrors of the R and RR and the monobloc Brembo calipers and LED lighting on the RR.
The video also showed a number of add-ons including carbon fiber components and a single canister exhaust that would replace the stock twin exhaust.
MV Agusta will present the updated Brutale 1090 models at the 2012 EICMA show in Milan, Italy, on Nov. 13, though the company may release official details ahead of the show as it did last year. MV Agusta is also expected to reveal a new three-cylinder model at EICMA, rumored to be a motard called the Rivale.
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[Source: MV Agusta (YouTube)]